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Red Hat Hosts Fourth Annual Government Users and Developers Conference

Decision-Makers from Federal, State and Local Government Agencies Join Red Hat for Largest Government Users Conference to Date

RALEIGH, N.C.

Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the lineup for its fourth annual Government Users and Developers Conference. This year, under the theme of "Today. Tomorrow. Together." Red Hat users and partners will discuss the future of open source in government, share best practices and network with peers at other leading government agencies. The 2008 Red Hat Government Users and Developers Conference, hosted by Carahsoft Technology Corp., is scheduled to take place at the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. on October 7, 2008.



 

During this year's keynote panel, executives from the Open Source Institute, the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Open Technology Development Roadmap will join together to deliver a keynote panel on driving open source policy through the Department of Defense. The panel will discuss the procurement process for open source solutions and the strategic vision and critical policy efforts that are helping to make open source software solutions and services more accessible to government and Department of Defense users.

Other highlights from the 2008 Red Hat Government Users and Developers Conference will include:

  • A presentation from the United States Marine Corps on the best practices they identified while implementing a tactical service-oriented architecture (SOA) environment, including the benefits of using open source software and JBoss Enterprise Middleware solutions to ease their migration, integration, management and lower total cost of ownership (TCO).
  • Three simultaneous tracks featuring presentations from Red Hat executives and partners on the latest trends in infrastructure, middleware, security and management for government agencies. Sessions will also preview what's coming next in virtualization, SOA, data services and security.
  • Hands-on labs, providing attendees with practical knowledge and skills to optimize their investment in Red Hat solutions.

 

"Each year, the Red Hat Government Users and Developers conference provides an opportunity for our government customers and partners to discuss innovations, trends and best practices in open source technology for government agencies," said Paul Smith, Red Hat's vice president of government sales operations. "This year's conference will highlight both the policy advancements and technology innovations that are helping to make open source pervasive across government agencies."

Sponsors for the 2008 Red Hat Government Users and Developers Conference include Carahsoft Technology Corp., IBM Federal, Trusted Computer Solutions, Symantec, Intel, DLT Solutions and NetApp.

For more information about the 2008 Red Hat Government Users and Developers Conference, or to register, visit http://www.carahsoft.com/rhgudc/.

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